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July 1, 2011 — Partial Solar Eclipse
The July 1 partial solar eclipse occurs only one lunation after the last partial solar eclipse. Unfortunately this eclipse is not visible for most of the world. This eclipse is the third of four partial solar eclipses that occur throughout the year.
What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point
The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like near the maximum point.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: Atlantic, Indian Ocean.
The partial solar eclipse on July 1, 2011, is only visible if you are on the coast of Antarctica, where the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. This eclipse occurs only one month after the June 1 partial solar eclipse. The lunar penumbra briefly touches the globe off Lutzow-Holm bay, which is on the coast of Antarctica. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s shadow misses the Earth but passes very close to it.
Unfortunately, this eclipse did not pass over any major population centers
Eclipse Shadow Path
When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline
The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Jul 1 at 07:53:43||Jul 1 at 3:53:43 am|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jul 1 at 08:38:26||Jul 1 at 4:38:26 am|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Jul 1 at 09:22:49||Jul 1 at 5:22:49 am|
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse could be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse began, was at its max, and ended, somewhere else on Earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you wanted to view the eclipse via a live webcam.
Eclipses Come in Pairs!
A lunar eclipse always occurs about 2 weeks before or after a solar eclipse. On some occasions, a solar eclipse can be both preceded and followed by a lunar eclipse!
Preceding paired eclipse: June 1, 2011 — Partial Solar Eclipse
Preceding paired eclipse: June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 2011
- Jan 4, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jun 1, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jun 15/16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 1, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse (this page)
- Nov 25, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Dec 10/11, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2017
- Feb 10/11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7/8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27/28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse